Serna Family History

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Serna Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of various places named La Serna, from serna ‘grainfield’ (of Celtic origin).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Serra, Verna, Perna, Serda, Serpa, Pera, Penna, Cerna, Senna, Tena

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Serna Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Serna name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Serna. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Serna Family Origin

Where is the Serna family from?

Serna Family Occupations

What did your Serna ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Serna family was Sheep Raiser. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Serna. The most common Serna occupation in the USA was Laborer. 43% of Serna's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Sheep Raiser


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Serna ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Serna Historical Records

What Serna family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Serna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Serna census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Serna. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Serna. For the veterans among your Serna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Serna Life Expectancy

What is the average Serna lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Serna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Serna in 1943 was 36, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Serna ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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